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On the Way

The Deanery’s On the Way has taken a big step forward

The Rural Dean will be visiting St Stephen's on 25 May at 11.30am to explain changes and updates to the deanery 'On the Way' proposals. The slides from the first  presentation can be found here.

Updates for On The Way can be found on the deanery website: https://sites.google.com/view/east-wivelshire-deanery/on-the-way

A Proposal Document for a way forward for the Deanery, developed by the Steering Group, was circulated to the churches for information and then presented at a Deanery Synod on the 17th February. There was a lively discussion and it became clear that further review and refinement would be needed before we had a version that could be the basis for a formal Deanery Plan that would be widely accepted. A number of direct representations had also been received.

The Proposal was never intended to be seen as the final word, but taking on board the full range of concerns expressed will take more time than had been anticipated. A short extension to the original schedule is therefore being requested before the revised proposals are discussed with the Episcopal College – the Bishops and their advisers.

Please continue to pray for the outcome, and for those of us involved in the process.

The Proposal can be found here (pdf file).
and an article about the proposal by Rev Joe Lannon from Callington here (pdf file).

Richard Margetts 01752 847044; [email protected]

There is an introduction to On the Way by Bishop Philip, including a short video, on the Diocese website: trurodiocese.org.uk/about-us/on-the-way/